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  2. ColinD

    New Beretta 694

    I don't think you will be disappointed with your choice
  3. Tom b

    New Beretta 694

    I popped into Ian coleys on Saturday with the intention of buying a new shotgun, I had a 692 as my fist gun and it left me never wanting to pick up another beretta. Whilst there they mentioned that the 694 had just arrived and I did have a look, I was impressed by the feel of the gun and the stock and grip dimensions seem to be greatly improved from what I can remember. It also looks like there has been a fair improvement in quality in the 694, for me it wasn’t the best fit and I had a cg summit ascent in mind and that’s what I walked out with but the beretta did feel like a nice gun.
  4. Turkey

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Garlands today for the Intercountys as Gloucestershire captain. Started horrifically by dropping 3 on first stand (stand 1) simo L-R pair 20 yards away ..then dug in and ground out a solid 89 which im happy with!
  5. jasper

    New Beretta 694

    I see that JBD has just picked one up from GMK. So it's in the hands of a talented young shot. Will watch with interest. Jasper.
  6. GT2

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Shot Garlands today. Really enjoyed the course, the only problem was there were probably 200 or so shooting so queues of 30mins on some stands, took nearly 4 hours to get round. I thought the shoot itself was really good, some testing targets and plenty of variety. Ended up on 87-HG was 95 when I left. Dropped 6 on last two stands, lost concentration after 4 hours in the rain but otherwise not too shabby.
  7. Iggy

    New Beretta 694

    Well, didn’t get chance to get out this morning.....wife had something planned that I’d forgotten about.... However I did get chance the give the gun a proper look over and good clean this afternoon, got all the factory slapped on crap off and lubed it nicely. Its a while since I had my 692 but from memory the 694 just feels a bit heavier all round...the fences seem fractionally thicker and the forend iron is better made....in fact it feels nicely made all round and quite DT11 like....just slimmer overall. There’s a new barrel selector and top lever (all metal not rubber), nice full palm swell and thicker comb. One major thing is the redesigned ejectors....gone are the switch on and off ‘twisty’ things from the 692, to be replaced with what I can only describe as a cross between the old style Beretta ejectors that you push down and twist to remove and the current CG setup where they are held in place with a small tab/disc about the size of an aspirin. To remove the ejectors you simply push them in and lift the ‘tab’ out with a magnet and the ejector slides out....a much simpler and more elegant solution. Looking forward to taking it out sometime this week and will report back later....I’ve added a few photos, and make a note of the weight etc.
  8. Bebo

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Also Willow Farm. Was going to have a day off, but as it looked like we'd stay dry we decided to go local. As Hamid says, some good targets particularly on stands 8 to 11. Very pleased not to have got less than 6 on any of those and to only have dropped 2 on stand 11. Mucked up two of the softer stands near the start. Finished on 76, which is OK but should have been 5 or 6 more really.
  9. westley

    which ear plugs

    CENS ! Yes, I could not see the Cens in that either. They put in a new 'switch' which had been faulty since day ONE and re-coated them with whatever they coat them with in the first place. I have never been really happy with them from initial purchase, which was via their agent in Bolton. The original ear moulds were wrong and it just went downhill from there. I was without the plugs for around 3 weeks of their original 2 months of ownership, due to faults. WHEN they are working, they are very good, BUT, they do seem to need a lot of servicing. Ask about the need to service them at time of purchase, including average cost of that 'service'. Just as a comparison, I have a pair of 'Emtechs' which have been absolutely superb. As for servicing them, I just wash them !
  10. Hamster

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Went to Willow Farm with a friend today, unsurprisingly it was full of Greenfields shooters who had decided against shooting practice only birds there 😐 , really enjoyed it as it was a nice balanced round with half the stands straightable to medium hard and the rest needing a bit more respect and knowledge, not unhappy with my 88 which wasn't miles off HG, will be more than happy to shoot similar quality birds there again.
  11. Doctor Lecter

    yildiz pro black ?

    went to lakeside shooting today ( simon hadfield ) I handled the yildiz pro black adj 30" brand new so could not shoot it , mmmm I felt the comb was thin and I did not like the thin 7mm rib looked like 5mm to me ! anyway simon told me he has ordered me the 32" with grade 5 timber , and said no obligation to buy ! have a look and decide , decent of him cheers mate will do .
  12. antse7en

    New Beretta 694

    Have to let us know how you get on with it mate. I shot one today for a play, and for me the feel of the gun was lovely. It was the 32” version with 50 on the stock, a nice height. Palm swell - spot on, forend - massive improvement, stuck the thicker pad on the back and LOP for me was also good. Don’t think the cut outs on the wood for “improved visibility” is a thing, bit of marketing hype that. Interesting I took to it because I’m fiercely loyal to my MK38 and don’t take to too many guns off the shelf. Plus I hate the 692!
  13. Lloyd Pattison

    Gun reviews on youtube

  14. Bebo

    Kent / Canterbury

    We were going to give it a miss, but last minute change of mind and we're heading there now.
  15. Yesterday
  16. jasper

    Left handed confusion...

    Beware. Over the years a couple of mates have been sold so called left hand guns( stocks) by some very very high profile shops. Only to find they are in fact right hand cast. Even if they tell you it's left hand. Double check. Jasper.
  17. Midlife

    Kent / Canterbury

    Ho Jen. Stand five.... was that the one where at least one person today would have shot the corner of the shed roof? Possibly sneaking over tomorrow as well. Will you be there?
  18. Doctor Lecter

    yildiz pro black ?

    I am only a average shot so not expecting to suddenly challenge mr digweed ! lakeside have a yildiz pro black 30" adj comb in the shop £ 1795 grade 4 wood metal to metal , wood to metal fit superb ! so its approximately £ 100 extra for grade 5 timber simon hadfield prices look reasonable to me , he has always treated me ok , I speak as I find . also I emailed raytrade of Hampshire yildiz importers they are sending photos of stocks , they replied very quickly , superb service I thought ! be about 4 weeks im told .
  19. Bebo

    Kent / Canterbury

    Nice to meet you this morning, Rob. As you said, some nice targets today. Stand 5 in particular was challenging.
  20. ColinD

    yildiz pro black ?

    A new gun at half the cost of a main brand is tempting though, If the quality is there. I took the chance and purchased a Summit Ascent, (did have a shoot of one before mind you) even though there's probably not the resale value of my Beretta. But when I look at the Summit the build quality is far better than the Beretta imho, and the triggers their in another league on the Summit
  21. MartynB

    yildiz pro black ?

    It will be interesting to hear your views after a few thousand cartridges . Out of interest , (and of course if you don’t mind telling us ) , what is the actual price for the Yildiz ? I saw one at the Northern Shooting Show In Harrogate earlier this year and it certainly looked and felt like a quality piece of kit .
  22. Last week
  23. Jonny English

    yildiz pro black ?

    Hope it works out for you. Will be interesting to see some pics of it and a bit of a review when you receive it.
  24. Doctor Lecter

    yildiz pro black ?

    well I bit the bullet and ordered a yildiz pro black 32" adj comb with grade 5 Turkish walnut from simon hadfield ( lakeside shooting ) cheers thanks .
  25. Iggy

    New Beretta 694

    Yep, done that before though.....not ideal but once I’d developed a feel for what feels right etc...
  26. antse7en

    New Beretta 694

    Did you buy it without shooting it?
  27. Iggy

    New Beretta 694

    Bought one today in 32”.....it’s jolly nice. I had a new 692 when it came out but swapped that for an Invictus which I’ve been very happy with, but I picked up the 694 today and it felt great, plus they gave me a decent part ex on my CG so it was worth a punt In terms of ‘feel’ it’s beefier than a 692, fuller stock and comb but not as ‘hefty’ as DT11. Will get some photos up later as it has a decent piece of wood on it too....looking forward to putting some lead through it.
  28. Jonny English

    New Beretta 694

    God only knows. I had a 725 that had a 35-50 stock for some reason it it was an absolutely perfect comb height. You can guarantee they will import the 55mm ones without a doubt.
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